DART 110 - Photographic Foundations I
3 Credit: (1 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Pre- or co-requisite: ARTS 140 ]
Through a combination of lectures, photographic assignments and critiques; students will learn to see photographically through an exploration of the basic tools and techniques of digital photography. Through manual controls and RAW capture, students will learn the craft of making photographs while being introduced to photo editing software. Emphasis will be placed on critical issues that pertain to contemporary commercial photography.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Evaluate own works of art.
- Describe intent of artwork.
- Describe how aesthetics impact intent of artwork.
Goal 2: Understand basic tools of digital photography.
- Explain basic functions of digital cameras.
- Identify digital lighting sources.
- Explain RAW capture functions.
- Select appropriate lens.
- Discuss white balance.
Goal 3: Apply basic techniques of digital photography.
- Choose ISO.
- Apply best angle.
- Choose aperture settings.
- Employ lighting to match ISO and aperture settings.
- Employ white balance.
- Apply focusing techniques.
Goal 4: Apply photo editing software.
- Describe basic functions of photo editing software.
- Employ basic functions of photo editing software.
- Describe basic photo correction techniques.
- Apply basic photo correction techniques.
Goal 5: Examine critical issues in contemporary commercial photography.
- Identify critical issues in contemporary commercial photography.
- Discuss critical issues in contemporary commercial photography.
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